in the shops: plaid

I’m really pleased that plaid/tartan is all over the place this autumn. I’m not sure if I like it because it’s beloved of Westwood and McQueen (my two favourite designers), or because a goth has to wear something non-monochrome at some point.

These pieces from Westwood’s Anglomania, and McQueen’s McQ, go loud in colour but sleek and edgy in cut – fitted blazers, flared skirts, stylish lines.

designertartansEverything in this second set is from the <$50 category on Polyvore. The set itself contains links to the online sources.

regulartartans

Stick with those conservative cuts, and pair them with dark colours to allow them stand out. With such a bold print, less is definitely more.

For casual wear, pair with a good pair of stompy black boots and a map of Seattle. Can’t go wrong.

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